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Panasonic Lumix SZ9 Hands-On Preview

We have a look at the new Panasonic Lumix SZ9 with 10x optical zoom lens, Wi-Fi, and high speed shooting.

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The new Panasonic Lumix SZ9 updates the Super Zoom Panasonic Lumix SZ7, with the same 10x optical zoom lens and optical image stabilisation. The Panasonic Lumix SZ9 adds a 16.1 megapixel sensor, Wi-Fi, high speed shooting at 5fps with continuous AF, full HD video recording with stereo sound, a 3 inch screen with 460k dots. The Panasonic Lumix SZ9 features a new creative filter panoramic mode.

Key Features:

  • 16.1 megapixel sensor
  • 10x optical zoom lens 25 - 250mm
  • Mega Optical Image Stabilisation
  • 3inch 460k dot screen
  • Full HD video recording, Stereo sound
  • Light speed AF
  • Creative Panorama
  • Remote Shooting, Browsing, Sharing (Wi-Fi)

Panasonic Lumix SZ9 Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Panasonic Lumix SZ9 Specifications

Max Aperturef/3.1 - f/5.9
35mm equivalent25mm - 250mm
Optical Zoom10x
Image Sensor
Pixels16.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeLive MOS Sensor
Sensor Size1/2.33
Sensor Size (width)6.16mm
Sensor Size (height)4.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution460k
Touch ScreenNo
Min Focus5cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Zoom macro
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/1600sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeNo Data
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Scene modes
  • Multi Pattern
ISO sensitivity100 - 3200
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting5fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
Video FPS50i
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium-Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)220shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsBattery Pack, AC adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM

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